Robert Maxwell

Robert Maxwell (born Max Rosen; April 19, 1921 – February 7, 2012) was a harpist and songwriter, who wrote the music for two well-known songs: "Ebb Tide" and "Shangri-La" (originally a composition entitled "Fantasy for Harp"). He also wrote "Solfeggio", used in a repeated skit by entertainment television innovator Ernie Kovacs.

Maxwell was the father of modern dancer Carla Maxwell, artistic director of The Jose Limon Dance Company. He and his two brothers, Abe Rosen (1916-2007) and Myor Rosen (1917-2009), all played the harp professionally. Abe Rosen was known for his work playing in New York shows and Myor Rosen was the principal harpist for the New York Philharmonic for thirty years.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 19, 1921 (New York City), Died February 7, 2012

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1963 - 1966

Roles Represented in DAHR: harp, composer

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 51-59 of 59 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 116347 12/1/1965 Moonlight in Vermont Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 116348 1/26/1966 Lisbon antigua Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 116349 1/26/1966 Let's get away from it all Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 116350 1/26/1966 Carioca Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 116351 1/26/1966 Fly me to the moon Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 116352 1/28/1966 Song of the Nairobi Trio Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 116353 1/28/1966 Yellow bird Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 116997 2/8/1966 Malaguena Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
Decca 116998 2/8/1966 Clair de lune Robert Maxwell instrumentalist, harp  
(Results 51-59 of 59 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Maxwell, Robert," accessed January 26, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/330399.

Maxwell, Robert. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 26, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/330399.

"Maxwell, Robert." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 26 January 2023.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/330399

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